Sunday, February 19, 2012

Once, A New Musical Moves to Broadway on February 28 2012

From a media release:

Once - a new musical
Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film
 

TO MOVE TO BROADWAY’S BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE
BEGINNING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012

Music & Lyrics by Academy Award Winners
GLEN HANSARD & MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ

Book by ENDA WALSH
Directed by JOHN TIFFANY
Scenic and Costume Design by BOB CROWLEY
Lighting by NATASHA KATZ
Movement by STEVEN HOGGETT

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(New York City, NY)
Producers Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, and Executive Producer Robert Cole are pleased to announce that ONCE, the new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, will play Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring.

Previews will begin Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with opening night set for Sunday, March 18, 2012.

ONCE began performances Tuesday, November 15 and opened Tuesday, December 6, running through Sunday, January 15, 2012 at New York Theatre Workshop.

ONCE features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany, movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and musical direction by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!). The set and costume design are by five time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.

The cast of ONCE features Steve Kazee as 'Guy' and Cristin Milioti as 'Girl.'  Also in the company are David Abeles, Claire Candela, Will Connolly, Elizabeth Davis, David Patrick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh , Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo.

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician (Guy) and a Czech immigrant (Girl) are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by the emotionally charged music that has made ONCE an international sensation.

The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová.

The Oscar winning independent Irish film, Once (written and directed by John Carney) was made for $150,000. Shot in 17 days, it went on to gross $20M worldwide becoming a critically acclaimed international smash. It stars Glen Hansard, from the popular Irish Rock band The Frames, and Markéta Irglová. Glen and Markéta won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original song for “Falling Slowly,” the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Music, and the soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

© 2012 once on broadway. photos by frank ockenfels

Once On Broadway
at the Shubert Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre - 242 West 45th street - New York, NY 10038

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved the movie and want to see the play soo bad. The original cast recording is out now, and I guess that will have to do for now! I love this interview with Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova. http://bit.ly/INiUSS

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  2. Love the music from "Once"! Such a great film. Hope I get the chance to catch it on Broadway. I found a really cool interview with Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (stars/writers of the music for the movie). http://release.sonymusic.com/media/release/53514c3e50b9b7dbbac3?catalog=catalog_68

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